To answer some re-occuring questions and some things I'd like to see on my own.
Your first post is your initial reaction to my First post... which is the "urge to move or pass out" It's simple. Describe what you're doing in the market today, what you're wearing (so the other players know what package you took, what you look like), what humour you're in. Basically give us a brief description of what finds your character in the market today and finish it with your reaction to my post.
In the game thread all posts are made in-character, any mechanical references you feel you can't allude to via roleplay please put at the end of your post in the "Small" text size, or PM me.
Rule no 1 of the game: If you don't know, PM your DM. Most of you have my AIM or e-mail info and a few have my phone number (if it's honest-to-god that urgent).
All spells below level 7 do not require material components, although Verbal and Somatic still come into play. All Spells level four and below do not require spell keys, But I do need you guys to read up on spell keys and their function on the planes.
You may be new to the planes but ALL of you have been in Sigil for a little while, have a good idea for what Sigil is like, it could save your life.
Every player was given two starting equipment packages with NO gold but Rations. Rations are only used when we travel on long trips where nothing is happening or nobody can hunt. I dont want to bog down the game with the minutae of sleeping and eating unless nessicary to the flow of the story. Rations keep forever, so dont worry about them spoiling.
Feel free to get florid in your posts, but if it was a chore to write, then it's a chore to read. Remember it's not just you and I reading your Post, it's the rest of the party.
Many of you know this, some don't: I am HUGE on rewarding players for extra-curricular activities, via gold or xp. Character sketch? I'd love to see it. Expanded Backstory? I'll surely read it. Rule 34 of your Character and Captain Picard? I'll print it and put it on my wall.
HAVE FUN, for the love of God. Still, don't sabotage the team, try not to be a stick in the mud and always try and work together.
I do ALL the rolls, try not to assume an action succeeds, but if you can't finish your thought without that, I understand and my post will adjust your accordingly.
If you are ever in Chicago or I am coming to your home-town area, I love tabletop play and will be thrilled top play a game with your character, out-of-timeline side-adventures will be run and XP will be rewarded accordingly. Those of you who will never be available for that, I can compensate you through AIM RP when you feel up to it or one-on-one character development.
Lastly, I know the Charsheets have been something of a bother, but I just needed something that worked and PCGen didn't work for every body, and TOS worked for some. I will be standardising all your sheets into a simple .XLS and Submitting them to each of you to keep track of your equipment and character with.
I have a question for my players though. Do you want to be notified of XP Gains privately, every time you gain? Or would you prefer I just tell you when you've leveled?